“Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet, when you relied on the Lord, he delivered them into your hand. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.” (2 Chronicles 16:8, 9 NIV)
Yikes! I’m sorry having missed most of the last two weeks- I’ve been baffled beyond. Here I am in my eighth year of blogging Biblical Truth…teaching God’s Word to encourage Spiritual maturity, understand deception, and overcome social confusion. Our Nation sinks deeper into deception, more individuals have been misled, and I have realized a select portion now is brainwashed. There’s no other way to describe someone who defends the false narrative. We must pray. We are experiencing for real- good vs. evil; true narrative is good, and false narrative is evil.
Good vs. Evil
False Narratives- all major media outlets, minus a few- attempting to brainwash: re-educating through coercive persuasion, thought reform, and mind control. When we think about brainwashed- immediately Jim Jones and individuals who refused to listen to family and friends’ warnings, loaded planes for a jungle commune in Jonestown, Guyana. There were 918 individuals who lost their lives on November 18, 1978, 907 died from poisoned fruit juice. This is where the saying- they’ve drank the cool-aid, comes from. When news outlets have been proven to print or televise false information- people completely dismiss their manipulations. How can Christians be misled?
King Asa is an interesting read in 2 Chronicles. During a civil war between Israel and Judea, King Asa launched a religious revival, clearing all false propaganda. He was doing very well- when he relied on God/Jesus. The problem came when he relied on Ben-Hadad, King of Aram, and not God who had gone before all early successes. This happens easily, when very accustomed to victories in our lives, and forgetting the giver of our victories. King Asa’s life began one way and ended another- God gave him over to wars, no longer experiencing seasons of peace. Even when he became sick, he did not seek God for healing.
We have to be very careful and keep our eyes on Jesus. This helps us to stay motivated, removing distractions from our thoughts/minds, When a negative/deceptive thought is given room in our minds, soon our hearts will take over for action. Therefore, reason why we have to take captive contrary thoughts- keeping hearts softened, ears open, and eyes seeing clearly- to ensure when God’s eyes range throughout earth, He will find our hearts fully committed to Him. Who have we relied on- others or Jesus? Any foolish acts must be repented, God is faithful to forgive. Let’s stay motivated to seek Jesus, His Truth…all good, and true narrative.